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Quartier Latin Media

Works: 57 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 2,000 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography  Documentary television programs  Music videos  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Publications about Quartier Latin Media
Publications by Quartier Latin Media
Most widely held works by Quartier Latin Media
Revolutions. the Rose Revolution ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
October 2003, Georgia: in this post-soviet Republic weakened by civil war and the succession of several territories in the early 1990's, a democratic opposition movement protests the outcome of the election, claiming fraud. Under the leadership of the charismatic Mikheil Saakashvili, also known as "Micha", the establishment is swept away in a mere few weeks. An inside glance at a successful revolution, one that remained non-violent and served as an inspiration for the events leading other former soviet republics, like Ukraine towards democracy. A context, however, that remains fragile, as can be seen in the death on February 3, 2005 of Prime Minister Zourab Zhvania, close collaborator of the new President
The Cradock four ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The brutal assassination of activist Matthew Goniwe and three friends in 1985 was a turning point in South Africa's struggle for freedom. Five years later, Nelson Mandela would walk out of jail and lead the country to liberation. But, the killers still walk free. Filmmaker David Forbes spent seven years researching the story of the Cradock Four and their fight for liberty
The Graduates ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"This ... documentary follows the stories of Feng Haitao, Li Yuchun, and Jin Lian after they graduate from the Sichuan Normal University. As they seek employment in one of China's largest cities, Chengdu, the program makes us question the validity of a college diploma and whether wealth is more important than education"--Container
Revolutions. a contagious revolution ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
This documentary is a compelling journey in time. Using powerful, often new archives from sources East and West, the surprising itinerary of the Father of the Vietnamese nation will unfold before our eyes. On site testimonies of Vietnamese veterans will add a more personal perspective to the journey, and highly respected historians will bring their expert views to the equation. All these elements will interlace to shed a new light on the "Vietnamese War" and to form a comprehensive overview of the recent History of Vietnam. Analyzing the process of this long and painful revolution will enable us to better understand the challenges the country is currently facing, as it attempts to find its authentic place in today's global world
Political assassination. colonial style : the execution of Patrice Lumumba ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo, was a hero to his fellow Africans but a communist threat to the West. The West believed Lumumba was pro-Soviet and would open the door to communist control of this mineral rich region. Within months of becoming Prime Minister in 1960, Lumumba was ousted in a military coup, inspired by the West. It was led by a turncoat colonel, Desire Mobutu who would be Congo's military dictator for the next thirty years. In early December 1960, Patrice Lumumba and two of his Ministers were killed by members of the Belgian Secret Service. None of the murderers, or the men behind them, has ever been indicted, but Lumumba's voice still echoes throughout Africa today
Revolutions. a revolution rectified ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
In August 1983, Captain Thomas Sankara seizes power in the former French colony of Upper Volta. He is helped by a commando led by his friend Blaise Compaore. Contrary to precedent attempts, Sankara's coup d'etat has revolutionary objectives of Marxist inspiration: end the neocolonial hold of France on the county, favor the equality of opportunity and the education of the masses and launch an economic reform based in the rurality of the country. Dissidences appear, and four years after the beginning of the August Revolution, he is assassinated. While the inhabitants of Burkina-Faso continue to live with the memory of a failed revolution, the documentary reveals the price of the country's stability: no democratic change, no access to the wealth of the country, and no real independence from the former colonial power of France
Of Mothers And Daughters ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of two elderly Chinese women living in a retirement home in a suburb of Canton whose experiences with separation from their families and health concerns are shared by many older persons in a rapidly changing China
Night flight to death : the violent end of Dag Hammarskjöld ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961, met his death in a mysterious plane crash while on a mission in Katanga. Although officially seen as an accident, the circumstances in which the plane crashed, the general hostility against the UN at the time in the region, and the many financial and political interests at stake in that part of Africa during the Cold War, all seem to point now to the fact that his death could have suited many and that he was actually assassinated
The Final Migration ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Follows a group of Yao families who have decided to give up their lives as mountain nomads and settle on land the government has provided for a village and farmland. Documents their efforts to establish an agricultural collective and to deal with the social and economic changes resulting from their decisions
Death in Memphis : the mysterious assassination of Martin Luther King ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A look at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 as well as his career. It examines the possibility that James Earl Ray was not the only shooter or totally innocent of the crime. It looks at the FBI's surveillance of Dr. King and J. Edgar Hoover's feelings about him
Murder in New York : Malcolm X and the birth of Afro-Americanism ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A look at the assassination of Malcolm X on January 21, 1965 in New York City as well as his career. The film considers other people who could have been behind the shooting besides supporters of Elijah Muhammad
Coup d'état in Santiago : the last days of Salvador Allende ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
In the early hours of September 11, 1973 a military coup d'etat begins in Santiago de Chile. It is lead by General Pinochet and directed against Salvador Allende, democratically elected President three years prior to these events. Allende decides to barricade himself with a few loyal friends and his guards in La Moneda, the presidential Palace of Santiago. He refuses to negotiate with the military, and addresses the Chilean people one last time over the national radio. When the air force starts bombing the Palace, he tells his supporters to surrender, and refusing this choice for himself, commits suicide
A death for peace : Mahatma Gandhi and the impossible quest ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Gandhi was a prominent civil rights leader during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer and perfector of the resistance of tyranny through civil disobedience, based upon total non-violence. His actions led India to independence, and have inspired movements for civil rights freedom across the world. Gandhi also famously led Indians in the civil disbedience campaign against the salt tax with the 400 kilometre Salt March in 1930, and led the Quit India movement which called for the cessation of British rule. After India's independence in 1947, Gandhi focussed on Hindu-Muslim peace and unity
The end of an American dream : the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
A look at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968 after the California primary. With interviews of eyewitnesses and others, the film explores the belief that Sirhan Sirhan committed the crime and that others were involved
Across land, across sea ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Songgook and Sueryun are a newly wed North Korean couple now living in the south. As is the case for an estimated 20 000 defectors who have built or are trying to build a new life in South Korea, they are attempting to secure their entire family's freedom by arranging their defection along with them to the South. This phenomenon has been coined "chain of escapes". The Songgook couple's family members have contacted them to seek assistance to escape the North. Songgook puts his life at risk, making a dangerous trek to the Tumen River, a border zone between China and North Korea. He makes plans to lead a daring escape: to smuggle his family into the South by boat. Because of the extreme danger associated with this journey, this kind of attempt is very rare
Benazir Bhutto: Duel In Pakistan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Since its independence in 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been torn between civil rule and military dictatorship. The first civilian to take power is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when he triumphantly wins the 1971 elections. But only six years later, General Zia coups him out of his position, puts him on trial and has him hanged, despite major international protests. Nine years later, his daughter Benazir wins the elections and thus makes sure that civilians are back in power. At only 35 years of age, Benazir Bhutto becomes the first woman to run an Islamic Republic. But the duel continues and eleven years later, General Musharraf prompts another coup d'etat and Benazir will spend several years in prison and eventually in exile. Eight years later, in October 2007, with support from Washington, she returns to Pakistan to stand in the January 2008 elections. Her objective: to restore democracy in Pakistan. This documentary tells Benazir's tragic story as we learn about the turbulent history of her country and its ever-present struggles for power
Assassination colonial style : the execution of Patrice Lumumba ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Patrice Lumumba was the first elected prime minister of the former Belgian Congo. While popular with the Congolese, he alienated many in Europe and the United States. A few months after becoming prime minister, he was overthrown by a military coup and then killed. Nobody has been charged with the crime
Death of a pharaoh : Anwar Al Sadat and the holy warriors ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Egypt's President Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1977. Islamic fundamentalists, considering him a traitor, called for his death. Traces the events leading up to his assassination in 1981, revealing the final days of Sadat's mission for peace. Features interviews with his widow Jehan al-Sadat, former Israeli president Ezer Weizmann and US president Jimmy Carter
I 24 capricci by Nicolò Paganini( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
This performance of one of the most challenging scores in the violin repertory, Paganini's 24 Caprices, is by the internationally celebrated violinist, Alexander Markov, recorded in Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Last Village ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"In Gansu Province, the Minquin community struggles with the affects of desertification. Surrounded by the Tengri and Badanjilin deserts, the villages of the region are beginning to be engulfed underneath sand dunes. Many villagers decide to leave their homeland. However, several elders have chosen to stay. They prefer instead to remain close to their roots and try to fight against desertification by planting trees. Following the story of these peoples, we are immersed in one of the worldwide ecological battles of the 21st century. Desertification is a problem that largely overwhelms the Chinese frontiers. But on a broader scale, many environmental specialists claim that one third of the Earth's surfaces are threatened by this phenomenon. It is a story we should all heed."--Container
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